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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. caption colorado firstname.lastname@example.org is california closer to a budget breakthrough? governor jerry brown pushing back the clock. the grim outlook for bay area schools if no deal is reached. plus, getting caltrain back on track. the new plan to avoid massive cuts and where the money is coming from. and good thursday morning, everybody. it is march 10. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm elizabeth wenger. sydnie has the morning off. time now is 5:00. let's get a quick look at weather and traffic. >> yeah. kick it off to lawrence. an umbrella today, i guess? >> yes. it looks like big changes in
the weather today. we have that nice sunshine and a few high clouds yesterday, but today we have a cold front diving into the bay area. carry that rain gear with you. looks like that rain will be developing a little later on this morning. just how much we are going to get, we'll talk about that in a few minutes. right now a quick check of traffic with gianna. >> we are holding steady accident-free now on the roads. let's go live to the bay bridge toll plaza, metering lights are still off. not a whole lot of cars on the road. conditions looking really nice as you approach the toll gates. across the upper deck into san francisco, no delays. here's a live look. lower deck out of san francisco to oakland all problem-free. coming up we'll check east bay conditions. right now back to you guys. >> thank you. it looks like california's budget battle is heading into overtime. governor brown has asked democratic leaders to delay today's vote. christin ayers tells us bay area schools are preparing for the worst as they wait for the lecture to act. >> reporter: good morning. that vote was supposed to happen today but governor brown
asking for a delay to try and garner more support from republicans. oakland schools are trying to prepare for the worst in case no deal is reached. here's a look at what governor brown is looking at in his budget proposal. he is trying to close a $25 billion deficit. his budget would make $12.5 billion in cuts and generate $12 billion in revenue through a series of tax extensions that voters would have to approve in a special election. without that revenue, schools could face $5 billion in funding cuts. at its board meeting wednesday night oakland unified braced for those kinds of cuts by finalizing hundreds of pink slips sent out to oakland teachers and administrators. if brown's budget is not approved, the district could be looking at cutting up to 500 positions. parents at last night's meeting said they were sick of the cuts. >> how realistic is education if you keep cutting? what if i cut your education? you're a doctor.
i want to take that back because your budget wasn't passed. >> reporter: republicans have been reluctant to put the tax extensions before voters, which would mean striking a deal. brown seems to think he may be able to convince some republican lawmakers to come to his side. again, why he is asking for that extension to try and get some time to talk with lawmakers and come to a deal. again, he says he will make some severe cuts if a deal isn't reached and that could mean $5 billion in cuts for education. elizabeth? >> all right. christin ayers live for us in oakland, thank you. police are looking for a man who exposed himself and sexually assaulted a girl on the uc-berkeley campus on tuesday night. according to the daily californian, campus police say the woman was walking in a eucalyptus grove just before 11:00 when she saw a man following her. she told campus police that man grabbed her shoulder and touched her inappropriately. she screamed. that man ran away. now, the suspect is in his
early 20s. he is about 5'10", 165 pounds. he was last wearing a red baseball cap and a black puffy jacket and jeans. more drug and robbery cases could still be dropped because of accusations of police misconduct in san francisco. d.a. george gascon has dropped 57 cases so far. they are all linked to eight officers under investigation for raiding hotel rooms without warrants. hotel cameras caught a team of police officers conducting drug searches. the officers are accused of falsifying police reports about what really happened. another car burglary spree. this time along el camino real in palo alto. four cars were broken into last night. the windows were smashed and laptops stolen from inside. police say of the two cars were parked in front of the tofu house. those burglaries were reported just before 7:30. less than an hour later, two more cars were broken into in the parking lot of the sundance restaurant. all those cuts caltrain has
been talking about, well, they may not be necessary. anne makovec in san francisco with the plan to deal with caltrain's budget shortfall. she joins us now live. good morning. >> reporter: yeah, could this be the boy that cried wolf? we have been talking about these caltrans cuts for months now. the head of the metropolitan transportation commission says he doesn't think is will be necessary because his commission is going to try to float caltrain through this financial emergency. in fact, he says it's very, very doubtful we'll need the cuts that caltrans has been talking about and speaking of, let's run down some of the proposals. cutting the number of weekday trains in half from 86 to 48, run only weekdays. also shutting down service at 7 stations in the bay area as well as all service south of san jose. and cutting special trains like those to baseball games or other big events.
and it would cost more too, the base fare increasing by a quarter and parking fees going up, as well. caltrain riders have expressed concern. >> if we lose midday or evening service, i'll have a problem to get to work. >> it makes it difficult to get to doctors, social events to do the things normal people do. >> reporter: prices already rose for riders on january 1. but it is not enough. caltrain gets most of its operating budget from local governments, which can't pay them this year, leading to a record deficit of $30 million. the metropolitan transportation commission, the mtc, is in charge of all the bay area's transportation long-term planning and allocating state and federal funds so its plan is to fund caltrain through 2012 when it can possibly get a measure on the ballot asking us all for more money in taxes for caltrain. >> someone has to pay. okay, anne makovec, live in san
francisco, thank you. a teenager who survived the san bruno pipeline blast is now speaking publicly for the first time. 19-year-old joseph ruigomez attended a memorial last night marking the six-month anniversary of the blast. he says he was watching a football game when the gas pipeline blew up just yards away. his girlfriend jessica morales was sitting right next to him. she died instantly. >> just for that to be stripped away is just -- it's worse than any injuries. i don't care about any of the injuries i have right now, nothing about that. all that's on my mind is how much i miss my girlfriend. >> eight people were killed in that explosion. ruigomez suffered burns on his face and midsection and has been receiving treatment at saint francis hospital ever since. let's take a quick peek at weather and traffic. kick it over to lawrence do you need an umbrella today? >> yes, i think an umbrella
would be great that take today. don't leave it behind especially around noon. we have a cold front diving into california. we are already seeing some rainfall beginning up at crescent city, eureka. it will be making its way into the bay area later on today. showers could bring as much as almost a half inch in the north bay, lesser amounts to a quarter inch in the peninsula and a tenth in the south bay. not a real heavy weathermaker but indeed we're looking at some rainfall. temperatures take a dive compared to yesterday. remember yesterday we had some 60s and a few 70s? today we are in the 50s and 60s all around the bay area. and it is going to be a little bit wet. more scattered showers continuing into the noontime hour and also into the afternoon. all right. let's get a traffic check with gianna. >> thank you, lawrence. and so far, so good on the roads. still accident-free. so let's keep our fingers crossed that it stays that way. we're checking conditions through antioch. no delays to report, lots of green here on the maps, speeds about 60, 65 miles per hour on
the westbound side of highway 4. westbound side of 580 problem-free. 14 minutes from the altamont pass to 680 if you are taking that westbound side and right now, no troubles to report along 880. both directions problem-free this morning. south of there heading to the south bay along 880 traffic just a little sluggish on the northbound side. some slight delays there and looks like things are clear near 237. that's a look at the morning drive. back to you guys. >> thank you. i'm getting elizabeth's life story here. [ laughter ] >> it is 5:09. a new lead in a bay area lamborghini heist. where the sports car was spotted on tape in the north bay. >> yeah. plus, tensions now over terrorism reach a fever pitch. >> the proposed hearing essentially casts doubt on an entire community. >> why critics say today's hearing could fuel anti-muslim bias here in america. and fury unleashed in
collective bargaining for public employees. welcome back. a crush of protestors at the wisconsin state capital after a vote against collective bargaining for public employees. [ screaming ] >> the wisconsin assembly is expected to take up the measure today. state senate republicans passed the bill to limit union rights for state workers after they removed financial issues from the plan. that allowed the bill to pass with fewer votes so it didn't matter that the senate's democrats have fled the state. congressional hearings begin today on a controversial question: how widespread is the radicalization of american
muslims? the house homeland security committee chair, that's republican peter king of new york, says the hearings are essential to fighting homegrown terror. he cites moves by al qaeda to recruit americans but critics warn against alienating a group that may be helping combat terrorism with tips to law enforcement. >> tips that we have received information that has been shared has been critical to our efforts to disrupting plots that otherwise might have occured. >> this hearing is focused on an issue that we have to be aware of. it is something that is facing us and provides a threat to our people. >> several witnesses will testify including relatives of young men who allegedly were drawn into terrorism. this morning, doctors treating congresswoman gifts gifts will go before the media to provide an update on her progress. congresswoman gabrielle giffords was shot in the head two months ago in an attack in tucson. six people were killed in the
incident. gifts has been recuperating in houston. yesterday the accused gunman jared loughner pleaded not guilty to dozens of federal charges. >> quite a recovery there. >> amazing. well, the time is 5:14. and it was spotted, a celebrity chef's stolen lamborghini. >> where cameras caught the sports car in the bay area. ,, ,,,,,,,,
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because everyone deserves a lifetime. well, it was nice while it lasted, but changes as early as today as we're seeing the cold front diving in the bay area and, well, we do have some patchy fog out there right now and temperatures running in the 50s and the 40s. a dry start to the day. but toward the middle of the day you want to be prepared. we do have a cold front diving into our direction likely to bring some showers as we head in toward noon. so temperatures going to be much cooler, too. plan on 50s and 60s. and here it comes, folks. you can see the cold front now making its way into far northern california, some rain has already started there and it's going to slowly drop into the bay area. not the strongest storm we have ever seen. but we are expecting showers for today. after that, it looks like we may catch a brief break but the weekend, well, looks like it could be a little soggy, too. computer models picking up on
the storm system toward the middle of the day. you will see toward the noontime hour the front falling apart but still holding together enough to bring us some rainfall into santa rosa and toward the santa cruz mountains. toward the afternoon it completely falls apart. still scattered showers around the bay area but this storm system will be winding down as we head in toward the evening. so with that in mind, yup, it's going to be wet outside today and the temperatures are going to be much cooler than yesterday. highs will only be in the 50s and maybe mid-60s in the warmest part of the bay area. so you get the idea how much cooler than yesterday. still, we have the showers for today. tomorrow should be a dry day with some partly cloudy skies. i think as we look towards the weekend there is a slight chance of showers late in the day, north of the golden gate bridge. the rest of us looking okay. the better chance of rain for the bay area as we head in towards sunday. showers could very well continue on monday, tuesday and wednesday of next week. all right. let's get a traffic check from gianna. thank you, lawrence. we start off with a live look at 101 near mckee in san jose. so far, so good no accidents to
report as you work around the northbound side. that's the direction those headlights are going. not bad. traffic actually clear throughout the south bay 880, guadalupe parkway, 85, all checking in problem-free. in fact, let's jump to the maps. we'll show you travel times right now. north 87, 4 minutes between 85 and 280. and 280 also problem-free between 101, 680, 285, only 11 minutes through there. elsewhere if you are taking 101, we have first reports of an injury accident on the northbound side of 101 along the peninsula. it's reported near peninsula lane. we have a couple of cars tangled up including a motorcycle so the left lane blocked. chp just arriving on scene. right now, the rest of 101 problem-free. here's live look at 101 near third street. no delays. traffic actually moving nicely in both directions. elsewhere if you are taking the san mateo bridge, so far, so good. 14 minutes to go between 880 and 101. and checking your drive along the golden gate bridge, we have some word of debris on the southbound side, just as you approach the waldo tunnel. they are trying to get that out of lanes over to the right shoulder. remember our radio partners, kcbs 740-am and 106.9-fm.
that's a look at your morning drive. back to you guys. >> thank you. 5:19 your time. let's take a look at some of the top stories this morning. today's vote on governor brown's budget plan expected to be delayed. brown has asked democratic leaders in the legislature to hold off on the voting. governor had picked today as the deadline to pass that budget deal but now he wants a little more time hopefully to woo some republicans up on the hill. as fighting escalates in libya, doctors are seeing an increase in civilian casualties. today nato is talking about possibly ways to depose moammar qaddafi and france is the first country to officially recognize the rebels interim government council. the dalai lama is relinquishing his role as political leader of tibetan government in exile. they are expected to elect a new leader next week. 76-year-old dalai lama had said he would like to live as a simple monk. dozens of san jose pot
clubs are one step closer to going up in smoke. a measure that would sharply reduce the number of medical marijuana dispensaries in the city has cleared a key hurdle. the city council's rules committee forwarded a plan that will go before the full council on april 12. it would reduce the number of pot clubs in business from 100 to 19 and restrict where they can operate. the new eastern span. bay bridge will be finished early but it's going to cost an extra $106 million. yesterday a regional transportation panel approved the additional expenses. caltrans will need to make two major changes to speed up the project. they will build new lane detours for drivers and contractors will get an extra $32 million to tie the suspension span to the road. have you seen the new towers? >> oh, yeah. it is amazing. >> i saw it for the first time other day visiting my parents in oakland.
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the lineup of teams in upcomin an amateur hockey team is accused of throwing a game possibly to affect the line-up of the teams in the upcoming play-offs. santa clara blackhawks, a team of 15 and 16-year-olds, playing the san diego team two weeks ago. the blackhawks, in white, never took a shot at the goal and when san diego took a shot the goalie let the puck sail by. now the california amateur hockey association has suspended the blackhawk coaches. >> it's the first step. you suspend somebody. you have an investigation. you hear both sides of the story, the whole story. >> the teenaged players have not been suspended but someone has started a facebook page called i hate the santa clara blackhawks which by the way, already has 120 members. for the record, a member of the
blackhawks is the son of a cbs 5 on-air personality. a lamborghini stolen in a sophisticated heist has been spotted in marin county. police say video surveillance captured the car which belongs to celebrity chef guy fieri. they found it in tiburon on tuesday. the video shows the car leaving the town a short time later. police think the police rappelled from the roof of the dealership on van ness in san francisco tuesday morning to get the $200,000 car. >> we knew that was going to pop up somewhere. >> sounds like it's from a movie, amazing. >> you can't hide that car especially yellow. come on. >> tearing through tiburon. >> yeah. it's odd. all right. need a job? well, here's one where there's promises never to be a dull moment. >> but there is a catch. or a perk depending how you see it. you have to work for charlie sheen, folks. he is looking for an intern to
work on his social media network. he posted the position monday. just one intern. he was fired fro cbs' "two and a half men." >> do we know where he posted this job? >> some social networking site. probably twitter. he has 2 million followers. something like that. well, 5:27. a smash-and-grab operation down know palo alto. what's attracting -- down in palo alto. what's attracting thieves to rent tal cars. >> plus, extra support for san jose police. the group stepping in to save a crucial part of the department. and coming up, how public schools are bracing for a series of budget cuts that could strip them of billions. and thousands of people who depend on public transportation have been very concerned about some serious cuts threatened for caltrain. well, new information this morning, they may not need to happen after all. we'll explain coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,
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weather and traffic. lawrence, unfortunately i did not pay attention to you. >> what? >> i had my head in traffic yesterday, lawrence and i forgot my umbrella. >> oh, my. >> i didn't even think to bring it, to be honest. >> oh, boy. well, you are going to be in trouble today, we have a cold front coming in, and so we have some changes brewing as, yeah, yesterday was a pretty nice day, but this cold front going to change everything, diving into the bay area. carry that rain gear. don't be like elizabeth today. we have a chance of showers developing later on this morning, going to get a bit wet outside and there are more storms coming. first a traffic check with gianna. >> we are monitoring an accident burlingame northbound at peninsula avenue couple of cars tangled up with a motorcycle involved. chp shut down the two left lanes while they clear this accident out of the way so still early but you might see some delays northbound 101 at peninsula avenue. back to you guys. >> thank you. this morning, police are investigating an alleged sexual
assault at cal. a man reportedly exposed himself and attacked a girl there. it happened on tuesday night according to the daily california, campus police say the girl was walking in a eucalyptus grove at berkeley at 11:00 when she saw a man following her. she told police the man grabbed her shoulder and touched her inappropriately. she screamed and that man ran away. the suspect is in his early 20s, 5'10", 165 pounds, wearing a red baseball cap, black jacket and jeans. no end in sight for the california budget crisis. governor brown asked lawmakers to postpone today's vote on the plan. christin ayers with what that means for bay area schools, she joins us now live with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. governor brown asking to delay the budget vote. he is doing it so he can try and garner some more support from republicans before that
actually goes to a vote. still schools are bracing for the worst. at wednesday night's board meeting, the district approved hundreds of pink slips sent to teachers and administrators. they could mean massive job cuts districtwide if brown's budget isn't approved. now, some parents who showed up last night were fed up with cuts and fed up with the possibility that they could see $5 billion in cuts statewide. >> you're talking about cutting 550 positions. i can just imagine what that is going to look like for a student who goes to school. >> reporter: the governor asked for the delay yesterday. he went before the democrats and the legislature to give him time to garner republican support for the plan. the sticking point is a set of tax extensions expected to generate $12 billion in revenue
if approved by voters in a special election. republicans have been reluctant to put that issue before voters. but brown seeming to signify yesterday by asking for that extension, that he believes there may be some room for negotiations. the republicans may come on board if he has more time to bring them over. >> let's hope they work something out. christin ayers live in oakland, thank you. some good news for thousands of commuters who take caltrain. the agency may now be able to avoid those massive cuts and fare hikes. our anne makovec is in san francisco with more on the possible solutions. this could be an about-face, i guess, huh, anne? >> reporter: turns out all these fears may have been for nothing. the leader of the mtc says that agency which oversees state and federal funds for all the public transportation agencies, he says they will be able to come up with enough money to float caltrain in order for them to put something on the
ballot in 2012, something that would maybe put some more taxes on the ballot that could end up saving caltrain. but they have been talking about these cuts for months. we are talking about cutting the number of weekday trains almost in half from 86 to 48. they would run only during commute hours on weekdays. caltrain also has been considering shutting down service at 7 stations in the bay area as well as all service south of san jose. now, prices already rose on january 1, but it is not enough. caltrain was set to vote next month on these cuts. riders are now holding out hope. >> i know that they are working possibilities to come up with other sources. [ pause ] >> reporter: caltrain as it is, is facing a $38 million deficit right now. but again, the head of the metropolitan transportation commission says that it turns out it's very, very doubtful,
quote, that they will have to make the cuts that they have been talking about. but again that would require everybody to approve a new tax on the 2012 ballot. so we'll see how this all unfolds. again, the caltrain board was set to vote on the cuts next month and they could have gone into effect in july. elizabeth. >> saga continues. all right, anne makovec live for us this morning in san francisco. thanks, anne. with the soaring price of gas, more people are take the train. capitol corridor officials have seen a double digit increase in ridership on the system that runs between silicon valley and the sierra foothills, this as we're paying an average 3.96 in the bay area for a gallon of gas, almost 50 cents more than just a month ago. it is 5:36. i think my co-anchor this morning is going to listen to lawrence... maybe a little harder today because she forgot her umbrella and i guess she is going to get a little wet on the way home , huh? >> yes. i hope you're not walking, elizabeth. >> well, i was planning on
getting coffee later this morning. another cup of coffee. this would be cup 4. >> you will need an umbrella. >> i need to borrow your jacket again, lawrence. >> there we go. folks, we have clouds making their way in and yes, we have some rain coming as, well, we enjoyed a nice day yesterday, but it looks like some showers are on the way. we are going to catch the trailing edge of this so it's not a major storm system but we could see up to .4" of rain in the north bay, .1" in the east bay and almost .25" in the santa cruz mountains. but we'll notice the temperatures much cooler around the bay area, too, with the showers outside. let's plan on some 50s and a few 60s for a high today. but there are more storms brewing. just when we'll expect those to come we'll talk about in a minute. first let's check traffic with gianna. >> thank you, lawrence. it's going to be a tough right for 101 this morning. we are just getting word of a traffic alert issued on 101. we have been monitoring this accident in burlingame northbound side of 101 right at peninsula avenue and according to chp, it is a possible fatality. so two left lanes will be blocked until further notice. that may take a while depending
on how long the investigation is under way. so this is going to cause some major delays this morning. right now, traffic is still pretty light. it is early. it's 5:37. so so far some green on the roads but again as the morning commute builds, things will get busy on north 101 at peninsula avenue. we'll monitor that throughout the morning. elsewhere, traffic not doing too bad. we have a minor problem southbound 242 near 680. all the activity though is over to the right shoulder. that's a look at traffic. back to you guys. >> thank you. four cars were broken into in palo alto last night. the windows smashed, laptops stolen from inside those cars. it is the latest in a string of robberies along the el camino real. police say of the two cars were parked in front of the popular tofu house. those burglaries were reported just before 7:30 last night. less than an hour later, two more cars were broken into in the parking lot of the sundance restaurant. one thing, all the cars had in
common they were all rental cars. the mounted unit in san jose will be able to operate for the next fiscal year because a local group has promised to raise $280,000 by september. the group, friends of the san jose mounted unit, is accepting donations to help out. the city's horse patrol was started 25 years ago by the police chief. six months after the san bruno blast, we're hearing for the first time from a teenager who survived that deadly explosion. 19-year-old joseph ruigomez attended a memorial last night. ruigomez says he was watching a football game when the gas pipeline blew up just yards away. his girlfriend, jessica morales, was sitting right next to him. she died instantly. >> just for that to be stripped away is just -- it's worse than any injuries. i don't care about any of the injuries i have right now, nothing about that. all that's on my mind is how much i miss my girlfriend. >> eight people were killed in that explosion. ruigomez himself suffered burns
on his face and midsection and has been receiving treatment at saint francis hospital ever since. it is 5:39. the reward for an alleged hate crime near sacramento has passed $40,000. two men in traditional beards and turbines were shot while -- turbans were shot while walking in elk grove. one died, one is in critical condition. the two elderly victims might have been perceived as muslims because of their appearance. and controversial hearings begin today in congress on the extent of the radicalization of american muslims. chairman of the house homeland security committee republican peter king of new york says the hearings are essential to fighting homegrown terrorism. he cites moves by al qaeda to recruit americans. critics warn against alienating muslims who are helping to combat terrorism with tips who law enforcement. >> tips that we have received, information we have shared has been critical to our efforts to disrupting plots that might
have occurred. >> this hearing is focused on an issue that we have to be aware of. it is something that is facing us and provides a threat to our people. >> several witnesses will testify including relatives of young who were allegedly drawn into terrorism. right now in libya forces loyal to moammar qaddafi are advancing on a strategic oil fort that rebels hold. they are hitting buildings with tank shells. several homes and a hospital have been damaged. meantime britain and france have come out in support of a no-fly zone to protect the rebels. u.s. security officials do not think that would be very effective. but they say plans should continue. france today became the first western nation to officially recognize the rebels' interim governing council. the dalai lama is stepping down as the political leader of the tibetan government in exile. he made that announcement last
night on the anniversary of the 1959 of the tibetan uprising against chinese control. he says he wants the government, based in india to have more power. next we'll they are expected to elect someone to take his place. the dalai lama has said in the past that he would like to live as a monk. you have all seen the tip jars in coffee shops, fast food places. this morning the lawsuit that claims they can be very dangerous. [ screaming ] >> and as you can see here, protests heat up in wisconsin. how a bill that targets public employees was about to pass without a single democrat. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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out the door, prepare for rain. a dry calm start to the day. even in parts of the bay area, mostly clear but we are seeing patchy valley fog developing, temperatures in the 40s and 50s. this afternoon, the showers are likely going to be here and all around the bay area. temperatures going to be much cooler in the 50s and also the 60s. here's your cold front making its way into the state right now already bringing some rainfall into the far northern parts of california. i think we are going to catch the trailing edge of this so not a huge storm making its way through the bay area but if you have lunchtime plans, here comes the storm. to time it out, you can see it dropping down and a few of us picking up on it towards noon. we have rain from santa rosa to napa stretching into concord and along the peninsula. then by the afternoon it falls apart more so. more scattered showers as we head toward the afternoon hours. but you get the idea. we are going to see some raindrops outside and it's going to be much cooler than yesterday. temperatures are going to be down into the 50s and the 60s in much of the south bay. east bay temperatures going to be running up into the 50s and 60s, as well. as we look toward the north bay
we are going to keep you cooler, lots of clouds, scattered showers and temperatures mainly in the 50s outside. all right. as we look toward the next few days, we are expecting things to settle down as we head in toward friday with just some partly cloudy skies. there is a slight chance we could see some showers north of the golden gate bridge on saturday late in the day. i think a better chance of rain for everybody come sunday, staying possibly unsettled, possibly wet, as we head in toward next week. all right. let's get a check of traffic with gianna. >> thank you. we are monitoring this major problem along burlingame in the peninsula. north 101 at peninsula avenue. i just spoke with chp and it's confirmed as a fatal accident north 101 three left lanes are blocked. that's according to members of the kcbs phone force. and you can see we are starting to see some yellow here on our sensors so traffic is definitely building as you pass the accident scene. it is involving a motorcycle. a couple of other vehicles. lots of activity on the scene and again, it is a fatality so this investigation may take some time so this may be how it's going to be for most of the morning on this northbound side of 101.
so give yourself some extra time. use 280 as an alternate. that will help you avoid the delays along 101. elsewhere, we are not doing too badly in the east bay. so far, so good. if you are taking the eastshore freeway towards the bay bridge, vallejo all the way to the toll plaza, 30-minute ride. traffic looking good approaching the toll plaza. still very light this morning. the metering lights are off. if you are headed right now across the upper deck into san francisco, no delays to report. in fact, things look good. we have a trouble spot southbound 242 near 680. the good news is this accident is very minor. it is over to the right shoulder. lots of green there on our sensors. so no delays to report through that portion in concord. westbound 580 busy through the altamont pass. pretty typical this time of the morning. also starting to see some slight delays around a street working your way westbound highway 4 through the antioch area. remember our radio partners, kcbs 740-am and 106.9-fm. that's traffic. back to you guys. >> thank you. and here's a check of today's top stories. today's vote on governor brown's budget plan is expected
to be delayed. brown has asked democratic leaders in the legislature to hold off on voting. the governor had picked today as the deadline to pass the budget deal but now he wants more time to woo republicans. more drug and robbery cases could still be dropped because of accusations of police misconduct in san francisco. district attorney george gascon has dropped 57 cases so far. they are all linked to eight officers under investigation for raiding hotel rooms without warrants. later this morning, doctors for congresswoman gabrielle giffords will provide an update on her recovery. she was shot two months ago in an attack in tucson that killed six people. she has been recovering in houston. yesterday the suspect jared loughner pleaded not guilty to multiple charges. it is 5:48 now. a surprise vote by wisconsin's senate republicans drawing a big crowd of protestors at the statehouse. [ screaming ]
>> a wisconsin assembly expected to vote this morning on the bill passed by the state senate yesterday. democratic state senators had fled the state to try to keep the vote from happening. but republicans took the spending measures out of the proposal that eliminated the need for any democrats to vote. how to prevent bullying, the subject of a conference led by the president and first lady. students, parents and teachers will gather at the white house to bring together communities that have been affected by bullying and people who are already addressing that problem. there could be an added benefit in your morning cup of coffee. a new study finds that women who have more than one cup of coffee a day are less likely to have a stroke. researchers looked at more than 34,000 women over 10 years and those who had multiple cups of coffee every day but no more than five -- [ laughter ] >> -- lowered the risk of
stroke by 22 to 25%. >> knocking down two cups? >> i'm on three. four will be later after 7:00. >> you're good to go. >> good to go. starbucks is being sued because of its tip jar. it stems from 2008 when a customer in st. louis tried to stop a teenager who stole the tip jar. they got in a fight and the 54- year-old fell down and hit his head. he actually died two days later. now his family is arguing that starbucks invited the crime by having the jar on the counter. they also claim the company should have warned customers about the potential danger. >> i have a few friends who own dunkin' donuts out in new england, they put up signs no tipping because the employees fight over the tips so they said no tips whatsoever. >> they don't divide it evenly? >> they are supposed to. but i got this you got this there's eight people. they said the heck with it, no tips. now all the money goes to charity. it is 5:50. new clues into the stolen lamborghini.
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"u-s-a today" reports the co ships first mazda now honda dealing with its own web of problems. "usa today" reports the company is alerting dealerships to check records for yellow sack spiders -- or check accords for yellow sack spiders which caused mazda to recall 65,000 sedans last week. a spokesman says the spiders can create blockages which will cause the check engine light to
come on. however, the creatures are not in a place that can lead to stalling or leaks, like in the mazdas. all right. a stolen lamborghini has been spotted in marin county. police say video surveillance captured the car which belongs to celebrity chef guy fieri in tiburon on tuesday. the video shows the car leaving the town a short time later. police think the thief rappelled from the roof of the dealership in san francisco on tuesday morning to get the $200,000 car. whoo! >> but they haven't got it yet. it's still out there buzzing around. 5:54 your time. caught on camera. a bizarre fight at a burger king in florida. police say the customer was up hanpy about the breakfast order. she thought someone spit in the food. so she argued with the manager and started to jump over the counter but the manager pushed her back and the customer fell on the floor hitting her head. she was eventually arrested at
a nearby college. >> scary. >> what a mess. hey, i guess lawrence is going to tell us about a messy day weather-wise, huh? >> you know what, be glad elizabeth has her coffee. that's what she is like if she doesn't get it! [ laughter ] >> it gets wild. >> hey, folks. we have some changes coming our way today. we have some rain coming up. of course, yesterday a nice day. but showers going to be moving in. showers developing later on this morning and through the middle of the day becoming more scattered toward the latter part of the afternoon. friday looking partly cloudy. we are expecting more unsettled weather. possibly some wet weather north of the golden gate bridge late in the day on saturday. staying unsettled and wet after that. got a great picture for you from montera beach sent in from patricia whitaker. a great beach near half moon bay and, of course, a little rough out there today. going to be a little wet. let's check traffic right now with gianna. >> thank you, lawrence. and a little rough for the morning commute. we have our eye on this major
traffic problem in burlingame. chp just changed locations. northbound 101 at dorey avenue an accident involving a vehicle and a motorcycle is a confirmed fatal accident. three left lanes blocked until further notice and you can see a line of yellow on the sensors meaning traffic is really starting to back up. we are seeing delays beyond 92. use 280 from daly city to the south bay as an alternate. elsewhere not too bad along the peninsula elsewhere heading northbound 101 past the airport. traffic looking good. unfortunately we lost our shot there at third but traffic actually light through that portion. that's your morning drive. back to you. >> thank you. in the next half hour, a girl assaulted at uc-berkeley, how she was able to scare off her attacker, coming up. >> plus, ashes stolen right off the altar from and east bay church. the new clue that could help police solve the case. and is it the boy who cried
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